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Christopher Alexander

Age: 21

Rank: Corporal

Branch of service: Marines

Hometown: Modesto

High school: Beyer High, Class of 2003

Specialty: Infantry rifleman

Currently serving in: Fallujah, Iraq

Family: Daughter, Riley Nicole Alexander, and fiancée, Caitlyn Nari-Olsen, both of Riverbank; parents, Bonnie Bise of Modesto and Patrick Alexander of Morgantown, W.Va.

Of note: Alexander served two years with the Security Forces; he rejoined the infantry in June, and is serving with the 2nd Battalion, 7th Marines, Golf Company. His home base is in Twentynine Palms.

The Bee invites local families to submit information and photos of their relatives serving in the Middle East. Send to:

Pat Machado

P.O. Box 5256

Modesto, CA 95352

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